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Bridesmaids Dresses: The 5 Factors

You adore your bridesmaids, that’s why you chose them, but how on earth are you going to pick out bridesmaids dresses that they all love?! Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think, and your besties will love you no matter what you choose. But, to make it a little easier, here are 5 factors to think about when selecting your bridesmaids’ dresses. 

Coordinate With Your Wedding Gown

First things first, your wedding day is all about you! When shopping for bridesmaids dresses, you should already have your wedding dress picked out. That way, you can make sure the dresses you select compliment your gown without stealing the show. For example, if your wedding gown is more casual and simple, choose a casual, above-the-knee dress for your bridesmaids. Make sure your wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses have the same style, vibe, and feel. 

Start The Shopping Process Early

It is never too early to start the shopping process! Believe it or not, it is somewhat of a lengthy process. We recommend ordering bridesmaids dresses 6 months before your wedding date. This ensures you’ll have plenty of time for the dresses to be shipped, plus alterations, and also leaves some wiggle room for any mishaps. 

Think About The Weather

So, this may seem obvious, but you need to consider what the weather will like on your wedding day! This crucial element often gets overlooked in favor of style or trends. For our Texoma brides, if you’re getting married in the heat of the summer, choose short, sleeveless bridesmaids dresses. Alternatively, if you’re having a winter wedding, opt for long sleeve dresses that hit the floor, or add a fur wrap over the dresses. 

Keep In Mind The Price

When choosing bridesmaids dresses, it can be easy to find the one you love without even glancing at the price. But, your bridesmaids are paying for the dresses, not you, so the price is an important factor. Plus, there are so many affordable options out there that you won’t have to sacrifice what you like for what your girls can afford. You could also give your bridesmaids dress inspiration (color, length, style) and have them choose their dress and then get your approval! This is a great idea for the bride that loves the mismatched look. 

Consider What Looks Good On Everyone

This can be a tough one, but try to choose a dress that will look good on a variety of body types. Think about the color, fit, length, and neckline. You could also ask for feedback from your bridesmaids on the one thing they know they don’t look/feel good in. They will love you forever. Or, a really fun idea is to go on a group shopping and try-on trip with your bridesmaids! Head to your favorite bridal boutique and have fun sipping champagne and picking out the perfect dress that all your girls will love. 

Choosing bridesmaids dresses can be difficult, but it can also be fun! Ultimately, it is your decision, but picking a dress that you and your bridesmaids love is a win-win for everyone.

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